Making Sense of Place Film Series A documentary film and educational outreach project launched by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
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|The Sustainability Education Handbook - Informational Web Resources|
This list covers websites in the following groups: environmental sustainability, action opportunities, community building and citizenship, individual and global impacts of consumption, energy conservation and renewable energies, environmental educational and higher education.
The following sites are directed at learners in high school through adult:
Educational web site produced collaboratively by Conservation International and Intel Corporation. Provides students and educators the unique opportunity to: learn research methods from the professionals; interact with field scientists; access real world data from endangered ecosystems; link to articles, websites, student science fair projects, and other resources.
|Land Use History of North America (LUHNA)|
Published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, providing visualizations of the history of land use changes in North America. The site explores what types of environmental (land use/ land cover) changes are occurring today, how fast they are occurring, how these changes compare with those that occurred in the past, and the significance of these changes for future environmental quality and the habitability of the planet. The site strives to convey the importance of a historical context for understanding ongoing changes in land cover and land use. It also aims to inspire scientists, educators, and science administrators to contribute to the development of a comprehensive land-use history of North America to guide environmental policy and management decisions during the coming century and beyond.
|National Atlas of the United States|
Interactive mapping site provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Easy to use, map-like view of America's natural and socio-cultural landscapes and includes products and services designed to stimulate children and adults to visualize and understand complex relationships between environments, places, and people.